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  • His favourite word is dementia.

Liberal MP for Don Valley West (Ontario)

Won his last election, in 2015, with 54% of the vote.

Yesterday

Posted on Twitter Join me and @DavidLametti on Wednesday, August 3rd for our second #DemocracyTalks, to discuss the #TPP. RSVP Here: https://t.co/86CngIZ104

Posted on Twitter Are you 16-24 years old? Have your voice heard in the #PMyouthcouncil. Apply today at https://t.co/iHjM1cG06i https://t.co/NLb6E9CNIa

Two days ago

Posted on Twitter #Toronto gets $159 million this year from the Federal Gas Tax Fund. Excited to see results of investments in public transit! #fedInvest #DVW

This week

Posted on Twitter Great to join colleagues @AliEhsassi and @MajidJowhari at the annual Persian Family Day event https://t.co/inuA0IYAM5

Posted on Twitter Fun to be @NightMarketCA once again celebrating Chinese food and culture! #WNM16 https://t.co/JRksNGJ8mm

Posted on Twitter Amazing turnout for the 11th Annual Neighbour's Night Out in #ThorncliffePark. Glad to see so many constituents here https://t.co/9QxgiZCWzd

A month ago

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Mentioned by Hill Times (subscription) In wake of Orlando gay nightclub attack, openly gay Grit MP says there's still prejudice in Liberal caucus Openly gay Liberal MP Rob Oliphant says, despite having many allies in his caucus, there are still people there with a “love the sinner but hate the sin” attitude when it comes to LGBTQ rights. In an interview with The Hill Times, the MP for Don Valley ...

Voted Yes on Vote #103 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted Yes (against his party) on Vote #102 on Bill C-14 Amend the Criminal Code and to make related amendments to other Acts (medical assistance in ...

Voted No on Vote #101 on Bill C-223 Establish the Canadian Organ Donor Registry and to coordinate and promote organ donation throughout Canada

Voted Yes on Vote #100 on Bill C-210 Amend the National Anthem Act (gender)

Voted Yes on Vote #99 on Bill C-20

Spoke in the House on Shootings in Orlando Mr. Speaker, just two weeks ago, we raised the pride flag on Parliament Hill. I saw this as the joyful end of a long human rights ...

Mentioned by insideTORONTO.com Openly gay Toronto MP Rob Oliphant speaks at vigil for Orlando victims after 49 died in mass shooting Rob Oliphant always expected an attack on the gay community, like the massacre in Orlando, Florida, early Sunday, June 12, which saw 49 people gunned down in the worst mass shooting in U.S. history, was a real possibility.

Mentioned by CBC.ca Orlando shooting denounced by openly gay MP of 'largest Muslim community in Canada' In the hours following the shooting — which saw some 50 people killed and 53 more injured — Liberal Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant denounced the violence against the gay community. At the same time, he denounced anyone blaming the violent ...

Two months ago

Mentioned by Huffington Post Canada Rob Oliphant, Gay Liberal MP, Speaks Out After Deadly Orlando Nightclub Shooting A gay Toronto MP was compelled to speak out after a deadly shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla. left dozens dead and dozens more injured. Don Valley West MP Rob Oliphant tweeted about the shooting on Sunday morning.

Spoke in the House on Public Safety Mr. Speaker, Toronto has recently seen a troubling increase in violent crime, and residents, including my constituents, are concerned about the impact of gang violence on ...

Spoke in the House on Aphasia Awareness Week Mr. Speaker, the first week of June is aphasia awareness week. A third of all Canadians who suffer a stroke will develop aphasia, a condition that ...

Spoke in the House on Committees of the House Mr. Speaker, I have the honour to present, in both official languages, the third report of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security, entitled ...

Spoke in the House on Hodgson Senior Public School Mr. Speaker, it is with great pleasure that I rise today to acknowledge the 100th anniversary of Hodgson Senior Public School, an outstanding institution that has ...

Three months ago

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Operational Stress Injuries and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder in public safety officers ... I'm calling the meeting to order. This is our 16th meeting of the Standing Committee on Public Safety and National Security. I want to welcome our ...

Spoke at the Justice committee on Subject Matter of Bill C-14, An Act to amend the Criminal Code ... I'm speaking in favour of the amendment. I wanted the committee to be clear about a case that the Court of Queen's Bench of Manitoba ruled ...

Spoke in the House on National Strategy for Alzheimer's Disease and Other Dementias Act Madam Speaker, it is a great privilege today to rise in support of Bill C-233, an act respecting a national strategy for Alzheimer’s disease and other ...

Spoke in the House on Genetic Non-Discrimination Act moved that Bill S-201, An Act to prohibit and prevent genetic discrimination, be read the first time. Mr. Speaker, it is a great honour to give ...

Spoke in the House on Criminal Code Mr. Speaker, I have one concern for the member. I just noticed the member for Kitchener—Conestoga and the member for Sherwood Park—Fort Saskatchewan have now spoken ...

Spoke at the Public Safety committee on Bill C-7 I'm going to call this meeting of the public safety and national security committee to order. This is our 12th meeting for this Parliament. Our purpose ...

Spoke at the Health committee on Development of a National Pharmacare Program This is an issue I care a lot about. I want to dig down a little bit and start with a case. A nurse in Vancouver ...

More than three months ago

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-607 An Act to establish the office of the Veterans' Ombudsman

Introduced legislation Private member's bill C-533 An Act respecting a Srebrenica Remembrance Day